Blizzard Finally Dates "Мир Варкрафта"

Bobby Kotick after a hard day's work
From Kotaku, Blizzard is only now, four years after the original WoW launch, releasing a Russian-language version, next week, in fact.  I'm kind of surprised it's taken this long.  I mean, they've had version(s) for East Asia all along, no?  How did they do Japanese/Chinese/Korean?  Romaji?  Pinyin?  Or did they actually support the character set?  Will this version actually support Cyrillic, or will it be transliterated?  Will I finally be able to type in Cyrillic in the English-language game engine?  (Will Cyrillic even work on Giant Bomb?  Stay tuned.)

Okay, so that last question comes two months after I quit the bloody thing, but I always found it so damned frustrating that I wanted to say something in Russian to someone else (I've taken three years of it, though I've already forgotten most of it), and it all came out as accented vowels and shit.  It just didn't work, and it annoyed me.  So now Russian gold far--er, fans, have their own version they can work with, and Actiblizz gets even more dough to swim around in, Scrooge McDuck-style.  Win-win.

(P.S. Don't mind me with the silly number of tags, etc.  I'm still just playing with this stuff, mostly.)
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Posted by Doogie2K
Bobby Kotick after a hard day's work
From Kotaku, Blizzard is only now, four years after the original WoW launch, releasing a Russian-language version, next week, in fact.  I'm kind of surprised it's taken this long.  I mean, they've had version(s) for East Asia all along, no?  How did they do Japanese/Chinese/Korean?  Romaji?  Pinyin?  Or did they actually support the character set?  Will this version actually support Cyrillic, or will it be transliterated?  Will I finally be able to type in Cyrillic in the English-language game engine?  (Will Cyrillic even work on Giant Bomb?  Stay tuned.)

Okay, so that last question comes two months after I quit the bloody thing, but I always found it so damned frustrating that I wanted to say something in Russian to someone else (I've taken three years of it, though I've already forgotten most of it), and it all came out as accented vowels and shit.  It just didn't work, and it annoyed me.  So now Russian gold far--er, fans, have their own version they can work with, and Actiblizz gets even more dough to swim around in, Scrooge McDuck-style.  Win-win.

(P.S. Don't mind me with the silly number of tags, etc.  I'm still just playing with this stuff, mostly.)